The listing particulars of the Town Hall


8/184 Town Hall

Town Hall. Rebuilt 1806, probably incorporating part of the former early C17 structure. Brick with marlstone dressings and rendered timber framing; Welsh slate roof with brick gable stack. Rectangular plan of 3 by 2 bays on an island site. Two storeys. Ground floor has an arcade of segmental arches on square brick piers with stone bases and impost blocks; the bay at the northern end is built up but the rest is open. Rendered upper floor rising from a rendered band has renewed casements; a pair of two light windows on the south gable wall, a three light window to the north with a similar window in the gable and two three light casements in the east wall. Steep pitched roof.

Interior: intersecting chamfered beams and lateral beams morticed for braces relate to an earlier wholly timber-framed structure and appear to be in situ; first floor walls and roof have no visible work earlier than C19. Early C19 joinery and benches in council chamber.

(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire p571; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p87)

Listing NGR: SP669231658



The Deddington Conservation Area Appraisal

Prepared in November 1997
By Development and Property Services (Department)
Cherwell District Council

This states that the Town Hall is of local note (para 3.4.4)

Para 3.4.10 states:

The Town Hall in the Market Place is a brick building of 1806 replacing a 17th century building.  It originally stood on open arches and on market days stalls were set up underneath.   These were bricked up in 1858 to form a shelter for the parish fire engine.  Today the building accommodates the Parish rooms and two thirds of the building stands on open arches

The Town Hall features in several books about Deddington and we are recording the comments and recognising that there are comments which conflict with each other and therefore the record is not totally accurate